American Studies Association

ANNUAL MEETING

GROUNDWORK:
SPACE AND PLACE IN AMERICAN CULTURES

Washington Monument

Washington, District of Columbia
November 3-6, 2005

Covers Front cover: Washington Monument off Limits, 04-16-04, & back cover: Capitol, 03-01 courtesy of Judy S. Felman and The National Coalition to Save Our Mall (www.savethemall.org). Whose mission it is to defend the national gathering place and symbol of Constitutional principles against threats posed by recent and ongoing proposals - for new memorials, security barriers, service buildings and roads - that would encroach on the Mall's historical and cultural integrity, its open spaces and sweeping vistas, and its significance in American public life. Also, since January 2004, with our program for a Mall Conservancy/ Third Century Initiative, we have taken a more active role in holding public workshops and undertaking projects to help enhance the Mall for the 21st century. This Initiative has the following mission, stated on our other website: www.themallconservancy.org